How BJP plans to win north Bengal with Dalit and tribal votes |
About three years ago, a school with just one teacher run by Vanabandhu Parishad started in a nondescript Shiva temple at Hatipota on the banks of the Jayanti river in the buffer zone of Buxa Tiger Reserve in north Bengal. The informal school called Ekal Vidyalaya imparted free tuition to tribal children of state-run primary schools. A committee was formed with the guardians to discuss village development and create awareness about government schemes.
Shamim Ahmed